Chak De! India
|Name:||Chak De! India, Go for it… India, Let's Go! India|
|Creator:||Jaideep Sahni (writer), Shimit Amin (director)|
|Date(s):||August 10, 2007|
|Country of Origin:||India|
|External Links:||Official Site|
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Chak De! India is a 2007 Indian Hindi-language sports film about the Indian women's national field hockey team, which was inspired by the team's win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and explores themes such as feminism and sexism, the legacy of the partition of India, racial and religious bigotry, and ethnic and regional prejudice.
This film is based on the real life of legendary hockey player Mirranjan Negi. He became a national symbol, his title song Chak De! India is considered the sports anthem, encouraging other young people with the term Chak De! becoming popular to designate the strength and/or spirit of a certain group's will to win, following the premise of the film.
Kabir Khan, the coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey Team, dreams of making his all-girls team emerge victorious against all odds.
- Shah Rukh Khan as Kabir Khan, the coach
- Vidya Malvade as Vydia Sharma
- Sagarika Ghatge as Preety Sabharwal
- Shilpa Shukla as Bindia Naik